American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Population

JOBS 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED]


2017 JANUARY


 

 


DECEMBER


2016 12 – Faculty Positions – Demography and Family Studies at National University of Singapore

The Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), an interdisciplinary center at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is inviting applications for two senior level faculty positions for scholars who specialize in Demography and Family Studies to be affiliated with the Centre.  In particular, research and teaching interests in fertility and marriage, family policies, aging and health, children and youth development, intergenerational relations and transfers, changing family living arrangements and family values in Asia, migration and integration, human capital and labor market, and gender relations are desired.

Position 1: Full Professorship based in the Department of Sociology.

Position 2: Full or Associate Professorship based in any of the  FASS departments.

 Evaluation of applications will begin in 16 January 2017  and continue until the vacancy is filled.  We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  More details are provided at:

http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cfpr/joinus/index.html

 


2016 12 – Brown University: DOF: Population Studies & Training Center, Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University is currently recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to start on or around July 1, 2017.

Research at the PSTC is innovative and interdisciplinary. It is distinguished by its commitment for collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of global research. The scope of PSTC research encompasses traditional topics of interest to demographers, such as migration and family processes, as well as a much broader range of issues, including environmental change, social inequalities and health, gender, family structure, residential segregation, and HIV/AIDS epidemic. Opportunities also exist to build upon connections the PSTC has with other interdisciplinary units at Brown, such as the Watson Institute for International and Policy Affairs, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, the School of Public Health, the Data Sciences Initiative, and more. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the PSTC website to learn of research activities, intra-institutional links, and faculty affiliate interests.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend part of their time working independently and part of their time working collaboratively with one or more mentors from among our faculty affiliates. In addition, postdoctoral associates are expected to coordinate or participate in relevant working groups, regularly attend the weekly PSTC Colloquia and other PSTC workshops and mentoring activities, present their work to the PSTC community, present research at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, and submit one or more articles for publication. They are also encouraged to prepare grant applications. We request that applicants visit our PSTC faculty page and identify one or two potential faculty mentors; however, applicants do not need to contact potential mentors prior to submitting an application.

Qualifications

Postdoctoral Research Associates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, or a related social science discipline.

Application Instructions

Applicants should provide an up-to-date CV, 2 example(s) of written work, and a cover letter with the following information: research interests and plans, 1 or 2 anticipated PSTC faculty mentor(s), and future employment goals. Please have three letters of recommendation submitted online through interfolio.  A review of applications will begin by January 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Contact Ana Karina Wildman (ana_wildman@brown.edu) with any questions.

 


2016 12 –  Post Doc - University of Wisconsin, Madison T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities Research, School of Medicine and Public Health

Positions Open for Summer 2017

The goals of the Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) program are to foster training opportunities for the next generation of investigators within health disparities research. The fellowship program has been supported since 2005 by an institutional training grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD). The Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) program provides training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health. To enable fellows to become proficient, independent investigators, interdisciplinary training includes didactic, small group interaction, and experiential learning activities. Candidates from disciplines across the social, behavioral, biological, and health sciences are encouraged to apply.

UW-Madison provides an extraordinary environment for training in health disparities research. Expertise can be found at the School of Medicine and Public Health and across campus, and participating HDRS program faculty come from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, public health, economics, psychology, epidemiology, sociology, social work, human ecology, and biosciences. These faculty are involved with nationally known centers and institutes including the Institute for Research on Poverty, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the Center for Demography and Ecology, and the Population Health Institute.

Completed applications must be received by Friday, February 3, 2017.

Note: The appointment start date for this RFA is contingent upon the successful competitive renewal of the T32 training grant funded by the NICHD.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence must have a currently valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS Form I-551) or other legal verification of such status. Applicants must have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the time of entry into the program.

How to Apply

Questions: Contact Dr. Pam Asquith, HDRS Program Administrator, psasquith@wisc.edu

 


2016 12 – Lerner Professor of Public Health Policy at Syracuse

The Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs invites applications for the endowed Lerner Professorship of Public Health Policy.

The Lerner Professor will be an individual with a record of excellence in academic scholarship with an emphasis on public health and health policy, including, but not limited to, topical areas such as behavioral health, nutrition, public health promotion, the evaluation of large-scale health policies targeting vulnerable populations, and community-based public health. The holder will provide leadership in research, teaching and the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students.   The successful candidate will complement the broader Maxwell mission of interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

The Lerner Professor will also play a pivotal role in the guidance and continuing development of the activities of the endowed Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion. The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion sponsors community-based public health initiatives including the Healthy Monday Campaign and the Healthy Neighborhood Initiative, supported by the New York State Health Foundation.  The Center also participates in the development of a needs assessment for the health department and hospitals in Onondaga County.  See http://lernercenter.syr.edu for more details.

The Lerner Professor will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in topics related to public health and/or health policy. Some of this coursework may have a practical component that provides students with hands-on experience in putting public health promotion into practice around the Syracuse community, in conjunction with the mission of the Lerner Center.

Job Specific Qualifications:  Candidates must have an earned doctorate with a public health and/or health policy focus in a social science or behavioral science field. The successful candidate will have a tenure home in one of the social science departments within the Maxwell School (https://www.maxwell.syr.edu)  and have a proven track record of grant activity. The Lerner Chair should have achieved the rank of associate or full professor or have a commensurate publication record. Applicants interested in public intellectual activities (e.g., public lectures or writing opinion pieces) will be given priority.

To apply, complete an online application at http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/67973 and attach a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the Lerner Professorship. Applicants who are selected for interviews will be asked for the names of three references at a later date.

All applications received by February 10, 2017 will receive full consideration.

 

 


2016 12 – Post Doc - The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) at Cornell University

The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) at Cornell University is recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Associate) with interests in research on poverty, social policy, and child well-being. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with, and receive mentorship and training from, one or more of the program’s interdisciplinary social science faculty in the College of Human Ecology. The Postdoctoral fellow will also play a central role in extension efforts that translate social policy research for local, state, and national policymakers and practitioners. Special consideration will be given to applicants with interests in developing and applying their skills in the quantitative analysis of administrative data.  Click here for more information on the Bronfenbrenner Center.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Demography, Economics, Public Policy, Human Development or a related social science discipline by August 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017, but we may consider applications received after that date until the position is filled.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will receive a salary of $55,000 per year for two years plus funds for research and travel.

To apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8727.  Applications should include: a) a research statement discussing prior research experience and how this opportunity would further the applicant’s professional goals, b) a curriculum vita, c) two examples of written work, and d) the names of three references. Selection will be based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a faculty mentor at Cornell who will work closely with the Postdoctoral Research Fellow. For questions, please contact Laura Tach at lauratach@cornell.edu or Rachel Dunifon red26@cornell.edu.

 


2016 12 – Post Doc - Center for Demography and Aging at University of Wisconsin, Madison

Available September 1, 2017

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the demography of aging and the life course, funded by the National Institute on Aging. The appointment will start from

September 1, 2017 and is conditional on funding. The CDHA program is intended to support and develop the research and professional skills of recent PhDs in sociology, economics, and complementary disciplines, including population health sciences, epidemiology and public health. The center aims to focus on significant theoretical, methodological, and policy issues in the demography of aging and the life course. The program has gradually increased its research portfolio on matters related to the interplay between socioeconomic and biological determinants of health and well-being. There is a growing emphasis on the study of biomarkers, gene-environment interactions, and recent initiatives to develop a research agenda on the intersection of social science of aging and the microbiome. The NIA fellow will be encouraged to affiliate with one of the major research projects in CDHA.

CDHA, in conjunction action with the Center for Demography and Ecology, provides a research and training environment that is strong in collegiality, computing, geographic information analysis, and administrative services. Faculty affiliates of the centers come from a number of departments including Sociology, Economics, Community and Environmental Sociology, Social Work, Population Health Sciences, Public Affairs, Statistics, and Human Development and Family Studies. General support for the Centers is provided by core grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and from the National Institute of Aging. For more information about the Centers, their research faculty, and current research activities, please visit our websites at www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/ and www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/.

Stipend levels for this position are set by NIH. In FY2017, they ranged from $47,484 to $58,560, depending on years of relevant postdoctoral experience. In addition, we expect to provide for travel to professional meetings up to $1,000 annually. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of extending for a second year. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must have completed all requirements for the doctorate by the time of the initial appointment.

To apply, please send curriculum vitae, a short description of a research project to be conducted at the Center, three letters of recommendation, and copies of publications to: James Raymo, Training Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1393 (or inquiries by e-mail to jraymo@ssc.wisc.edu). The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2017.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


NOVEMBER


2016 11 – Job Opening - Department of Sociology at Syracuse University - Assistant Professor of health and aging 

Syracuse University. The Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall, 2017. We seek a scholar with a strong background and interest in health, with a strong preference for someone whose research intersects with aging and the life course and who will be a faculty associate in the Aging Studies Institute.  Preference will be given to candidates with established scholarly publication, grant, and teaching records. 

Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the sociology department as well as to Maxwell School-wide priorities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline by the time of appointment and must show success in or a strong promise of scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. For full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by January 9, 2017.

For consideration, interested candidates must apply at http://www.sujobopps.com by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach a letter of interest, vita, teaching statement, and one publication or writing sample online. In addition, candidates must ask three people to submit letters of reference by January 9, 2017. Candidates will be notified if additional letters are needed. 

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law.


2016 11 – Assistant Professor of Sociology with expertise in Sociology of China, UH Manoa

Position Number: 82602

Hiring Unit: Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences

Location: UH Manoa

Date Posted: October 4, 2016

Closing Date: Continuous—application review begins November 10, 2016

Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Monthly Type: 9 month

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Funding: General Funds

Other Conditions: To begin August 1, 2017, subject to position clearance and availability of funds

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses on Chinese society plus additional sociology courses.
  • Supervise and mentor MA and PhD students in sociology
  • Publish scholarly, peer-reviewed research in areas of expertise
  • Seek extramural funding in areas of expertise
  • Provide service to the department, university, and community
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Sociology from an accredited institution.
  • Expertise in sociological study of Chinese society as demonstrated by academic training and research experience.
  • Ability to teach sociology courses on Chinese society at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated research interest in contemporary China

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated potential for national reputation in sociology of China, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to team-teach in graduate seminar on Comparative Sociology of East Asia
  • Evidence of ability or potential to generate extramural funding
  • Ability to teach methods (quantitative or qualitative) or theory at the graduate level
  • Ability to contribute through teaching or research to one of the department’s areas of concentration in race and ethnic relations; crime, law, and deviance; or health, medical sociology, and aging.

To Apply:

Apply online at http://surveys.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/ework for position number 82602 by submitting the following:

1) cover letter with research statement, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) samples of work published or in progress, 4) three letters of recommendation sent directly by the recommender to roselc@hawaii.edu or to the address below, 5) official transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required upon hire).  Applications will not be returned.

ABDs must also submit a letter from their committee chair attesting that dissertation and all degree requirements will be completed by June 30, 2017.

Inquiries: roselc@hawaii.edu, Sociology position (China), c/o Department of Sociology, University of Hawaii, 247 Saunders Hall, 2424 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822

The University of Hawai’i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services office.


2016 11 – The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seeks a social demographer or economist to be a Demographer in the Population Dynamics Branch 

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seeks a social demographer or economist to be a Demographer in the Population Dynamics Branch (https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/der/branches/pdb/Pages/overview.aspx).  The Demographer will manage and develop a portfolio of innovative grant-supported research and research training and identify scientific opportunities to generate new knowledge supporting the NICHD mission (https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/overview/mission/Pages/index.aspx).

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing administration and scientific evaluation of funded research;
  • Advising NICHD leadership on significant research findings and proposing future program emphases;
  • Representing the branch at review meetings and scientific conferences;
  • Presenting and justifying funding plans to NICHD leadership and the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council; and
  • Responding to inquiries from Congress, NIH leadership, and others and explaining research results and priorities to multiple audiences.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management locates the Demographer position within the Sociology series 0184. The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Demography or in Sociology, Economics, or Public Policy with substantial expertise in Demography. The work site is Bethesda, Maryland. Salaries will be competitive and commensurate with experience; excellent benefits will be provided. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. The position will be posted at the GS-14 federal government salary grade, producing an annual salary range of about $108,887 to $141,555 (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2016/DCB.pdf).

This is a pre-announcement of the vacancy, to be posted on www.usajobs.gov and applications must be submitted through that website to be considered. Please check that website regularly for updated postings, as positions are only open for 10 days. Interested parties are strongly urged to contact Drs. Rosalind King and Regina Bures (Program Directors, Population Dynamics Branch) at rozking@mail.nih.gov and regina.bures@nih.gov.


2016 11 – The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Nazarbayev University invites applications for an open-rank position in sociology 

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Nazarbayev University invites applications for an open-rank position in sociology, to begin in August 2017. Area of specialization is open, however, preference will be given to those who use quantitative methods in their research.

Sociologists with regional expertise or interest in Eurasia are particularly encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Sociology, preferably from a leading international university. Advanced ABD candidates will also be considered. Responsibilities include a 2/2 teaching load, research, and departmental and School service. The University offers opportunities for research support.

The position is open until filled, however, for full consideration please submit materials by 15 November 2016. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements, transcripts, contact information for three referees, and samples of written work to hiring_shss@nu.edu.kz. For inquiries, please contact Gwen McEvoy (Department Chair) at gmcevoy@nu.edu.kz.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized names in higher education. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ (SHSS) partner is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive, and the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region. SHSS programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a student-to- faculty ratio of less than 10:1.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including competitive compensation; housing based on family size and rank; relocation allowance; air tickets to home country, twice per year; no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage; educational allowance for children.


2016 11 – Professor of Poverty Studies Position

The University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications for a faculty position in the area of Poverty Studies, open rank (tenured or tenure-track), beginning August 28, 2017. This position is part of the Chancellor's interdisciplinary cluster initiative in Poverty Studies (http://clusters.wisc.edu/index.htm). The initiative is designed to foster innovative,  outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students interested in poverty-related research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research in poverty studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge, highly visible poverty-related research program; advise graduate and post-graduate research in the area of poverty studies; develop and maintain extramural funding for their research program; and teach graduate and undergraduate courses or develop new courses in their area of expertise, as appropriate. Faculty hired under this initiative will have a primary faculty appointment in a tenure-granting department participating in fields related to poverty studies, and will be an active affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW–Madison. Instruction and research leadership and participation in faculty governance at the department level are expected. University and community service will also be expected as appropriate. PhD or equivalent in economics, political science, public policy, sociology, social work, or related to the departments described below.

For a tenured position, a clear record of excellence in research, teaching, and service is required.  Tenure homes for candidates will reside in departments relevant to the candidate’s area of expertise. Possible tenure homes include: Department of Economics, Department of Sociology, School of Social Work, Department of Political Science, and School of Public Affairs. Applicants should state their preferred departmental home in their cover letter.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, a research statement, a writing sample, and names or letters for at least three references. Teaching statements and prior course evaluations are strongly encouraged. Submit the application here.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are urged to apply. Employment will require a criminal background check.


2016 11 – Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation

The School of Social Transformation, an interdisciplinary unit at Arizona State University (http://sst.asu.edu/), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in sociology of race using quantitative methods and conducting research on health, families or poverty in African American Communities. The successful candidate will be expected to provide excellent instruction, conduct research publishable in top-tier academic journals, participate in service to the university and profession and, and demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities. Anticipated start date is August, 2017. Minimum Qualifications: a PhD in sociology by the time of appointment; demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring students; evidence of potential for success in securing external funding, and demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary collaborations. Desired Qualifications:  demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse

communities. To apply, please submit as a single pdf to SSTFacultySearch@asu.edu the following materials:  a letter of application describing your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae and three letters of reference. Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 14, 2016 and if not filled, every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by the law. http://www/asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401 http://www.as.edu/titleIX/ .

Employer Description:

ASU’s School of Social Transformation, the first of its kind in the U.S., unites students and faculty across academic boundaries to create social change that is democratic, inclusive and just. Home to African and African American studies, Asian Pacific American studies, justice studies, social and cultural pedagogy, and women and gender studies, we pursue social justice by studying the intersections of gender, race, and class with real-world challenges. Discover more athttp://sst.clas.asu.edu.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree  

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


2016 11 – Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity In Society (CRRES) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Indiana University

Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for the CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of social science and humanities fields, including (but not limited to) African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Economics, Geography, Gender Studies, History, Native American Studies, Latino Studies, Media and Communications, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Sociology. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining teaching experience and mentoring from CRRES affiliates and faculty in host departments.  Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana University and other research universities.

Terms of Agreement: Fellows are expected to pursue research, teach one course during each year of residency, and participate in CRRES as well as host department activities and seminars. These two-year positions begin on August 1, 2017 and end on May 31, 2019, at a 10-month annual salary of $51,500.  Postdoctoral fellows will also receive Indiana University health benefits and $3,000 each year in research support.

Application Process: We invite applications from qualified candidates at the beginning of their academic careers who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and those who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2016 must provide a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the timeline for completion.  All applicants must file their dissertations no later than June 30, 2017.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement (3,000 words describing dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals, plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), writing sample, and three letters of reference.  Applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as teachers.  We prefer that applications be submitted online at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com.  Materials sent by mail or any questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:  Prof. Dina Okamoto, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 or crres@indiana.edu.  Applications received by November 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration.  Information about the center can be found at: http://crres.indiana.edu.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


OCTOBER


2016 10 – Urban Futures Job Advertisement (Sociology)

University of Cincinnati. The Department of Sociology invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level to begin August 15, 2017.

The focus of the position is urban inequalities, including but not limited to such concerns as health, education, crime and punishment, and racial and ethnic relations. A PhD in Sociology or a related field by August 14, 2017 is required. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of fit with the department’s areas of expertise, and record of or potential for scholarly research and publication, extramural funding, teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels, service to the department, university, and profession, and participation in interdisciplinary research teams.

This position is a part of a $4 million Urban Futures Initiative by the University of Cincinnati (UC) to recruit five faculty members in Sociology, Urban Planning, Criminal Justice, Education, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Unless a joint appointment is desired, the selected candidate will hold a full appointment in the Department of Sociology. As part of the initiative, the faculty member will be provided funds to select and work with an Urban Scholar Graduate Fellow and an Urban Scholar Undergraduate Research Assistant.

UC is a large public research university (R1) with a diverse student body in the heart of Cincinnati, a beautiful river city that combines the amenities of a major metropolis with a small-town cost of living (cincinnatiusa.com). Sociology is a PhD-granting department (artsci.uc.edu/departments/sociology) and houses the endowed Kunz Center for Social Research (http://artsci.uc.edu/departments/sociology/kunz). Sociology is also one of thirteen departments affiliated with the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center (http://artsci.uc.edu/taft), which disburses approximately $1.4 million per year in grants to faculty and students. Finally, the department founded The Cincinnati Project (thecincyproject.org), which sponsors research benefitting disadvantaged Cincinnati communities. UC has a spousal/domestic partner hiring program for dual-career households.

 Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uc.edu/ (enter 14161 in the search box) by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 5,000 character or fewer statement of experience with and/or commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion. Please do NOT send letters of recommendation, writing samples, or other materials unless the recruitment committee requests them. If you have questions about the application process, please email Jeff Timberlake, search committee chair, at jeffrey.timberlake@uc.edu. Review of application materials will begin October 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

 UC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the University community. In that spirit, we encourage scholars from a broad spectrum to apply, including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, covered veterans and disabled veterans.


2016 10 – Job Opening for PI of NLSY 1979

Department:     Center for Human Resources Research    

Position:          PI of the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79)

Rank:               Associate/Full Professor or Research Scientist

Description:

 The Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Principal Investigator of the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79).  This position may be either as a tenured (associate or full) professor within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), or as a research scientist at CHRR. Candidates should have a strong ongoing record of scholarly research, and should be interested in taking the lead scientific role in shaping the NLSY79. As Principal Investigator (PI) of the NLSY79, the candidate will provide scientific leadership for all aspects of the survey, including questionnaire design and seeking outside funding. Interests in retirement and/or health preferred. Expertise in survey research is desired but not required. The most important qualification for the PI position is willingness to develop and implement a vision for the future of the survey, in collaboration with the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the funding agency, team members at both CHRR and NORC at the University of Chicago, and the user community.

If applying as a faculty member, the successful candidate will be housed in an SBS department in the area of economics, sociology or survey methodology. The individual will be expected to contribute to their department by maintaining a productive research program, teaching and advising PhD students, and providing service to the department and university. The successful candidate's academic tenure home will be in an SBS Department, and the allocation of his or her time and effort between the department and CHRR will be governed by a memorandum of understanding.

If applying as a Research Scientist, the position will be fully funded for the first 3 years.  During this time period the candidate will be expected to pursue additional grant opportunities.

Qualifications:

The candidate we seek will have an established, active and ongoing record of scholarship at the highest level. He or she will have an international reputation in research.  A doctoral degree in a relevant social science discipline is required at the time of application. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8174. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a sample of recent publications or working papers and three letters of reference. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received prior to October 31, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Elizabeth Cooksey at Cooksey.1@osu.edu.

 

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

 The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.


2016 10 – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Positions (Tenure-Track)

Two to three positions Program in Public Health, Stony Brook University

The Program in Public Health at Stony Brook University is seeking two to three outstanding individuals at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level to add depth to our core public health mission. The successful candidates will have earned a doctoral degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Demography, Policy, Social Work or other relevant field. He or she will provide evidence of experience and/or promise in conducting research and teaching at the graduate level. We are seeking scholars whose skills and expertise will complement and build on the existing research portfolio in the Program in Public Health.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or other relevant doctoral degree, with an active research program in public health. Candidate must demonstrate an independent research agenda and the capacity to publish and secure external funding.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to exceptional candidates who could build collaborations across existing faculty. Areas of potential collaboration may include aging, health services research, child/adolescent health, clinical outcomes research, global health, health disparities research, and trauma; with methodologic areas in causal inference/methods, applied econometrics, intervention research/pragmatic trials and implementation science. Experience working on multidisciplinary, collaborative population health projects. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the graduate level.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor will be expected to teach and mentor students in the MPH and/or doctoral program, establish a funded research program and contribute to the mission of the Program in Public Health. Each successful candidate will hold a tenure-track appointment in an academic department that best suits his/her expertise; affiliation is also possible with the Cancer Center, Center for Communicating Science, Global Health Institute, Brookhaven National Lab, Cold Spring Harbor Lab, etc.

Stony Brook University is an elected member of the prestigious Association of American Universities; over its 50 year history Stony Brook has developed into an internationally recognized research institution. It houses traditional liberal arts and sciences departments, along with a medical school and health science center on the same campus. The medical center includes a teaching hospital and is undergoing considerable growth with vigorous hiring in areas of cancer, neurobiology, infectious/autoimmune disease, and imaging technology. The Program in Public Health’s MPH is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The review of applications will begin on or about December 1st, 2016 and will continue until each position is filled. Application Procedure: Those interested in this opportunity should upload a cover letter describing (1) qualifications for the position, (2) a statement of research goals and teaching philosophy, (3) anticipated collaborations with existing faculty, (4) the proposed Stony Brook University departmental affiliation(s), (5) names and email addresses of at least three individuals whom we could contact as references. A CV should also be uploaded and combined with the cover letter in one PDF document to http://www.stonybrook.edu/jobs, category A. For additional information on the position, please contact search committee co-chairs Dr. Jaymie Meliker, at Jaymie.meliker@stonybrook.edu; 631-444-1145 or Dr. Lauren Hale, at Lauren.hale@stonybrook.edu; 631-444-1007. To qualify for an appointment as Associate/Full Professor, the candidate must meet criteria as reviewed by a campus Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee. Stony Brook University is home to 16,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students; its student diversity is unparalleled among research universities in the U.S. Located on the north shore of Long Island, it is surrounded by beautiful hilly coastline, excellent public schools, and is connected to New York City via the Long Island Railroad. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


2016 10 - Job Opening at The Ohio State University

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position in the area of inequality with a focus on the determinants and/or consequences of food inequality/insecurity, at the assistant professor to associate professor levels, to commence autumn semester 2017. We seek candidates who have an established or active record of research on food inequality/insecurity in the U.S. or other countries.  Potential foci include but are not limited to: inter-relations between food insecurity and physical health and well-being; the impact of public/private, national/international programs on food insecurity; differentials in food insecurity and nutritional status by income, race/ethnicity, or geography. It is expected that this person will be active in interdisciplinary research centers and programs at the university. We seek candidates who will maintain vigorous research programs, actively seek external funding, contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service to the department and the profession.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation (InFACT) https://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/infact/, a significant faculty hiring investment in the key thematic area of food security, in which the university will build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

Qualifications:

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field, by the start of employment, and to present evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Preferred experience includes developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups.  Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications include a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, selected written work, and three signed letters of recommendation (on official letterhead). Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: http://academicjobsonline.org/7826. Inquiries may be directed to foodinequality@sociology.osu.edu.  The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

2016 10 – Director, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Applications and nominations are invited from all scholarly fields concerned with population issues for the position of Director of the Carolina Population Center (CPC).  The Director has institutional responsibilities for promoting and overseeing research, educational, and grant-development activities. The CPC is a community of scholars and professionals collaborating on interdisciplinary research and methods that advance understanding of population science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Its goals are to create new knowledge about population size, structure, health, and processes of change; develop new sources of data to support population research; promote the development and use of innovative methodologies; build skills and capacity and train the next generation of scholars; and disseminate data and findings to population professionals, policymakers, and the public.

The Carolina Population Center (www.cpc.unc.edu) was established in 1966 to support the population research and training needs of an elected body of Faculty Fellows. The Center’s 66 active faculty fellows come from 15 departments in 3 schools or colleges and work with students, postdocs, staff, and other scholars on path-breaking research to address population issues in 85 countries and across the US, as well as locally, in North Carolina. Fellows are involved in domestic and international studies that focus on three primary research areas:  demography, sexual and reproductive health, and population health.  The Center is known for its signature research approaches that include incorporating explanatory factors at multiple levels (from the biological to the contextual), longitudinal research design and analysis, and planning and evaluating interventions in complex settings.  In the last decade, CPC Fellows engaged in funded population-related research on more than 100 projects, most supported by federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Agency for International Development, and foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The Center’s training program reflects the multi-disciplinary research program of the Center.  The 53 postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees come from a diverse set of departments, ranging from sociology to health behavior, geography to epidemiology, anthropology to biostatistics.  The Center’s staff provide services in proposal development, grant administration and financial management, IT, research programming and analysis, research communications and library support, spatial data analysis, web support, applied North Carolina demography, and methodological consultation.  These services are organized to meet the needs of the research and training activities.

Nominees and applicants for Director must have a record of distinguished population-focused scholarship, as well as the administrative, leadership, and grant-development skills required for a major research institution. The applicant should be a senior scholar who appreciates and fosters interdisciplinary research. The Director will have an appointment at the rank of full professor in an appropriate academic department at UNC.

Applicants should submit an online application tohttp://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/106697 with a letter of application, a current CV, and a list of references.  Screening will begin November 11, 2016. The position will become available July 1, 2017.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Please refer questions to:

Dr. Robert Hummer

Chair, Search Committee for the CPC Director

email:  rhummer@email.unc.edu

2016 10 – Assistant Professor, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with advanced expertise in social science research methods, including statistics. Anticipated start date is August 2017.  This position is part of a cluster of hires, in collaboration with ASU’s Institute for Social Science Research (https://issr.asu.edu),to advance  the university’s global leadership in social science methods innovation and training. We seek applicants with an established record of research that deploys advanced social science research methods to study pressing social questions that fit the intellectual mission of the School (https://shesc.asu.edu), and with a capacity to teach advanced statistics to undergraduate and graduate students in the range of social science programs offered across the School (e.g., global health, anthropology, and environmental social science) and the University.

The successful candidate is expected to teach advanced social science statistics and social science methods at the graduate and undergraduate level, mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, conduct collaborative research, present research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and in public fora, seek external funding, and provide service to the university and profession.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in social statistics, sociology, policy, political science, epidemiology, econometrics, anthropology or related fields by the time of appointment
  • A strong record of research accomplishments, appropriate to time since Ph.D.
  • A record of or demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired qualifications:

  • Evidence of success in obtaining external funding
  • Experience teaching in a variety of modalities (e.g. classroom, hybrid, online)
  • Demonstrated record of collaborative experiences with interdisciplinary research teams
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

Initial deadline for complete applications is November 7, 2016. If not filled, review will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please submit to https://academicjobsonline.org the following materials: 1) a letter of application that outlines qualifications and includes a statement of teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your letter of application to Dr. Dan Hruschka, Social Science Methods Search Committee Chair. This is a paperless search; only materials submitted electronically as described above will be considered. A background check is required for employment.

ASU is ranked sixth nationally in the National Science Foundation HERD survey for social science research. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change houses programs in anthropology, global health, environmental social sciences, and applied math in the life sciences. Faculty in our School collaborate through other dynamic research centers including the Center for Global Health, the Center for Evolution and Medicine, the Center for Bioarchaeological Research, the Center for Archaeology and Society, the Institute of Human Origins and the Global Institute of Sustainability. For more information, please visit https://shesc.asu.edu.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html   https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/ 

 


SEPTEMBER


2016 09 – Department of Sociology, Drexel University

The Sociology Department at Drexel University expects to hire a tenure-track Sociologist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and invites applications from candidates whose expertise is in Medical Sociology. The successful applicant would begin September 1, 2017. This position continues Drexel's investment in sociology and its goal of creating a high profile sociology department with a strong research and educational identity. The newly aligned Sociology Department is expanding its research foci in Urban, Environmental and Medical Sociology. It successfully recruited a new Department Head in 2015 and two urban sociologists in 2016.

We expect candidates' scholarship and teaching will contribute to the development of the sociology program and that they will participate in and initiate research collaborations across the Schools, Colleges, and Centers at Drexel. Successful candidates will develop and teach courses in sociology of health and medicine as well as core courses in the sociology major. They will also have the opportunity to participate in Drexel’s graduate programs.

We welcome candidates whose research focuses on social contexts of health, illness, biomedicine, health disparities, and/or health care systems. Examples include (but are not limited to) social determinants of health; communities of color, underserved communities, or predominantly racial/ethnic minority communities; health policy and medical care; global and transnational health; big data and health; medical information and communication technologies; science, technology and medicine; gender, sexuality and health.

Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter that addresses areas of expertise, evidence of excellence in research and teaching, and potential for external funding; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of scholarly writing; and 4) the names, institutional affiliation, and e-mail addresses only of at least three references. Please do not submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants. All applications must be submitted online at www.drexeljobs.com. The successful applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by August 15, 2017.

 Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please address all queries to Professor Susan E. Bell (sociology@drexel.edu)

 Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The university prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

 Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University’s acceptance of the results of the background investigation.


2016 09 – Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, Two Positions

The Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University invites applications for 2 tenure track positions at the assistant or associate level with the starting date of August 2017. (Appointment at a higher rank is possible depending on the qualifications of the candidate and budgetary constraints.) We seek candidates whose scholarly expertise is in at least one of the following areas: Latina and Latino Sociology, Immigration, Migration, and Demography. All methodologies and theoretical perspectives are welcome. Candidates should have a PhD in Sociology or closely related fields by the time of appointment and a record of scholarly publications and successful teaching. In addition, we welcome candidates who will contribute to or complement existing department strengths and have a record of (or potential for) success in externally funded research.

Texas A&M University offers a wide range of research opportunities including the Texas Federal Statistical Research Data Center (TXRDC), the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI), and the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. The Sociology Department is large, collegial, and intellectually and demographically diverse with 35 faculty members. The department’s undergraduate program has about 600 majors and the doctoral program has about 90 students. The successful candidates will address two department needs: at least one candidate will contribute to the Latino/a and Mexican-American Studies (or LMAS) minor and graduate certificate at Texas A&M University and at least one candidate will cover graduate seminars in migration supporting the graduate major in demography.

Texas A&M University is a large research university in Bryan/College Station, a growing metropolitan community with a clean environment, attractive amenities, and a low cost of living. It has close proximity to the large metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The University is a land, sea, and space grant university.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee Chair, 311 Academic Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4351. Alternatively, electronic submissions in Word or pdf files may be emailed to socisearch17@tamu.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. Once hired, the faculty member will be expected to publish in leading scholarly outlets, seek grant opportunities, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and engage in service activities. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.


AUGUST


2016 08 – Tenure-track Assistant Professor and Associate or Full Professor positions at Northwestern University, Department of Sociology

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a fulltime, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin in the Fall of 2017.  This search is targeted to scholars who employ quantitative methods in their work.  We encourage applications from scholars working in all substantive fields, but applicants working on sociology of gender are especially encouraged. Responsibilities include developing an excellent profile in research and teaching, and participating in departmental service. A Ph.D. in Sociology or other appropriate discipline is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter including a brief statement of research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, sample(s) of recent scholarship, and three letters of reference. To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit materials by September 15, 2016.  Please submit all materials to http://www.sociology.northwestern.edu/ Address inquiries to Murielle Harris, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, 1810 Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL 60208, e-mail:  murielle-harris@northwestern.edu.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


2016 08 – Jobs at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Job opportunities - Senior Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, or Visiting Senior Research Fellow Sabbatical.

https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Page/ARI-JobOpportunities2016-17

Particularly relevant are positions in the Changing Family in Asia research cluster:

https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Cluster/FA/Family-Cluster-Overview


2016 08 – Tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Latina/o immigration, Sociology Department and the Institute for Ethnic Studies (IES), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Sociology Department and the Institute for Ethnic Studies (IES) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Latina/o immigration, as part of a cluster hire, to begin August 2017. This position will have Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) apportionments of .60 Sociology and .40 Institute Ethnic Studies. Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in sociology or a related field and a record of achievement in scholarship. We seek applicants with a focus on Latina/o immigration relevant to Latina/os in the Midwest and Great Plains. Ideally, candidates will have strengths in demography or health disparities and will show potential to complement Sociology Department teaching and research strengths in families, health, inequality, social networks, or research methods. Responsibilities include maintaining an active program of research and contributing to the teaching and engagement missions of both units. We are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. Thus, we actively encourage applicants from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Full Announcement:  https://employment.unl.edu/postings/49821


2016 08 – Jobs in demography at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. The Department of Sociology of School of Humanities and Social Sciences is building the area of demographic research and seeking to recruit 2-3 faculty members of any rank. The positions will begin at any time during the 2016-2017 academic year. We offer competitive salary, benefits package, and start-up funds. Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in sociology or allied fields (including demography, economics, political science, geography) with key research interests and experiences in demographic research. ABDs with documented imminent degree completion will be considered as well. Tenure and promotion are based on excellence in teaching, research, and service. Questions can be directed to Prof. Zai Liang at zliang@albany.edu. Please also refer to the following website for more information: http://pd.xjtu.edu.cn.

 Xi’an Jiaotong University is one of the top national research universities in China. Located in Xi’an, a metropolis of 8 million residents with rich historical legacies, the university is a flagship institution of higher learning in the northwest region of the country. Xi'an Jiaotong University is a comprehensive research university with scientific focus, but recently is rapidly expanding and strengthening its branches of learning of the social sciences. The university is committed to excellence, and invites applications from all qualified individuals.

To apply, please send: (1) CV, (2) cover letter outlines research and teaching interests, (3) names and contact information of three references to Chair of Department of Sociology, Prof. Jieming Chen at jmchen2010@xjtu.edu.cn and ZHANG Ke at liangke@xjtu.edu.cn. The Recruitment Committee will begin reviewing applications by September 15, 2016 and will continue reviewing applications until these positions are filled.


JULY


2016 07 - Faculty Position Announcement, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

ASA Job Bank #11988

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

Vacancy No. JPF00469

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) announces a search for a tenure track faculty position to be filled by September 1, 2017 (preferred, but later start date may be negotiable). Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending upon the finalist’s level of experience.

Applicants are required to hold the PhD in sociology at the time of hire. Successful candidates should have expertise in medical sociology and quantitative research methods. Additional preferred areas of expertise include one or some combination of: sociology of aging, health policy, global health, HIV/AIDS, sociological theory, and/or organizational theory. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, including an established portfolio or promise of externally funded research that is synergistic with and contributes to departmental teaching and research directions. Candidates at the senior level must be willing and able to contribute to the leadership of the department, through periodic rotation to the Department Chair position.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted online at the link at the bottom of this ad by September 15, 2016. A complete application will include a cover letter that includes statements of research and teaching, curriculum vitae, copies of key publications, and recent course syllabi. In addition, please provide names and email addresses for three references; letters of reference will be requested at a later date for finalists. Questions may be directed to Janet Shim (janet.shim@ucsf.edu), Search Committee Chair.

The Doctoral Program in Sociology at UCSF offers a unique PhD program, and one of the most in-depth curricula in the U.S., focused on the sociology of health, illness, biomedicine, and health care systems. It is a doctoral level program only; UCSF does not have an undergraduate student population. The Doctoral Program in Sociology is one of the top graduate sociology programs in the U.S., ranked 6th-20th by the National Research Council in 2010. Additionally, UCSF ranks among the top (16th) global universities for social science and public health. UCSF is one of few institutions solely dedicated to the study of health both domestically and globally. Departmental areas of emphasis include aging and chronic illness; global health and global health policy; race, class, gender and health disparities; science, technology, and medicine studies; HIV/AIDS; and violence.

The principal aim of the Doctoral Program in Sociology is to educate students interested in professional careers as sociologists in academic and/or applied contexts with an emphasis on the study of issues in health, illness, medicine, health care, and the analysis of health and public policies. The theoretical bases of the program focus on classical, interactionist, and contemporary sociological perspectives, and the program has a dual orientation toward qualitative and quantitative research methods. See http://sociology.ucsf.edu for additional information.

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences houses the Doctoral Program in Sociology, and is one of four departments in the School of Nursing. The Department also includes the Doctoral Program in nursing health policy, whose aim is to educate students interested in academic careers in nursing with an emphasis on the study of issues in nursing, health, illness, medicine, health care, and the analysis of health and public policies. While the successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to the Doctoral Program in Sociology, s/he may also be asked to teach and advise in the Doctoral Program in nursing health policy.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and is particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment and experience in improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

Please apply online at: http://apptrkr.com/816614


APRIL


2016 04 – Professor and Head, Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education (AESE) in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University is seeking a Professor and Head to provide intellectual and organizational leadership for AESE. The Head will lead faculty and staff in implementing and enhancing the Department’s undergraduate and graduate education programs, Cooperative Extension and outreach initiatives, and guide and enhance the Department’s research environment to meet the needs of stakeholders and sponsors. The Head is responsible for AESE’s overall operations, including academic affairs, personnel, and finances. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability for highly effective administrative leadership and management of a multi-disciplinary, multi-function department.

For a complete position announcement, and to apply, visit https://psu.jobs/job/63125

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2016.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Copyright 2012-2017 ASA Section on Sociology of Population | Section Webmaster